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Drama | English, Swedish | 120 minutes


Beta Cinema

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Per Fly


Patrick Ryborn


Ulf Ryberg, Per Fly


Mikael Persbrandt, Francis Chouler, Cian Barry, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Thure Lindhardt


In 1961, Dag Hammarskjöld has one year left as Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Cold War is at its peak, and its epicenter is the newly formed Democratic Republic of Congo. Hammarskjöld takes it upon himself to create a unified and peaceful nation out of the chaos left behind by Belgium. At the same time Hammarskjöld’s life is turned upside down when an old friend unexpectedly shows up in New York. He realizes that he has missed out on an important part of life – and that it might be too late. This throws him into a battle between his sense of duty to the United Nations and a true friendship. In the Congo, UN peacekeepers are killed in open battle by mercenaries paid for by the mining industry, which is conspiring against Hammarskjöld’s plans for national unity. In September 1961, he boards a plane in the Congo in a final desperate attempt to resolve the conflict, unknowingly embarking on the most dangerous journey of his life.

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